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I use eslint with ale to lint my Javascript code. After editing a code block, I often have a few errors to fix. Fixing is done by navigating to the next erroneous line, reading the problem from the ruler and fixing.

If I could skip the navigation phase and use a specific key binding to navigate to the location of the next error - its line, and hopefully its column - it would be great.

Is there a way to use key binding to navigate to the next lint/ale error?

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ALE has many commands that can navigate linting errors, and :ALENext works great for this operation. By default, ALE maps no bindings, I assume to allow for non-clashing customization.

In your ~/.vimrc (or ~/.config/nvim/init.vim for NeoVim), I use:

nmap <silent> <leader>aj :ALENext<cr>
nmap <silent> <leader>ak :ALEPrevious<cr>

Leader is \ by default

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    Maybe worth adding that if you want to jump specifically to errors or warnings, that (verbatim from the docs): "-error, -warning and -info enable jumping to errors, warnings or infos respectively, ignoring anything else. They are mutually exclusive and if several are provided the priority is the following: error > warning > info."
    – Harry
    Mar 25, 2019 at 17:44

You can easily move between errors by adding some key bindings to ale's <Plug> mappings (see :h <Plug>).

In this example use Ctrl+j to go to next error and Ctrl+k to go to the previous error.

nmap <silent> <C-k> <Plug>(ale_previous_wrap)
nmap <silent> <C-j> <Plug>(ale_next_wrap)
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    This assumes that you have Plug rather than Vundle or Pathogen installed.
    – icc97
    Nov 25, 2018 at 16:36
  • This appears to come direct from the ALE repo README: github.com/w0rp/…
    – icc97
    Nov 25, 2018 at 19:55

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